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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 24 Number 17 November 3, 2002

Resource Workshops for
Web of Science

Web of Science is an enhanced web version of the Institute for Scientific Information's citation indexes, including the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. The Web of Science measures the impact of particular journals and is one of the sources used by the National Research Council to rank graduate programs. The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes citations and references from articles in more than 8,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 1994 to the present. In addition to articles, other document types indexed are letters, corrections, additions, editorials, and reviews.

Don Sechler, a professional trainer from ISI (the parent company of the Web of Science), will lead workshops on how to use this resource most effectively. These workshops will be held:


Monday, November 4, 2002; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Electronic Classroom, lower level
Paul Robeson Library


Thursday, November 7, 2002; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Teleconference Lecture Hall, Scholarly Communications Center, 4th floor
Archibald S. Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus

Friday, November 8, 2002; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Electronic Classroom, 3rd Floor
Library of Science and Medicine, Busch Campus


Thursday, November 7, 2002; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Electronic Classroom, lower level
John Cotton Dana Library

Seating is limited and a minimum of 20 attendees is requested for each session. To register for a workshop, please call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505 or send email to lucye@rci.rutgers.edu.

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NJLA Conference Research Forum: Call for Papers

To promote research by New Jersey librarians, the Research Committee of the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) College and University Section and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) New Jersey Chapter seeks presenters for the Research Forum to be held at the NJLA Annual Conference, April 1-2, 2003, at the Hilton in East Brunswick.

New Jersey librarians who are involved in, or have participated in, any type of research project are invited to give a brief presentation of the project during the Research Forum. Please submit an application including: name, address, telephone number, email, title of research, and abstract (150-250 words) by February 1, 2003 to the Research Committee chair-

Joanne Zangara
Chair, Research Committee
Roscoe L. West Library
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

Phone: 609.771-2429
Email: zangara@tcnj.edu

Email submissions are preferred. Fifteen (15) copies of the application are required if submitted by postal mail. Those selected for presentation will be notified by March 1, 2003.

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2002 Research Award: Call for Nominations

To recognize excellence in research efforts of New Jersey Librarians, the Research Committee of the NJLA College and University Section and the ACRL New Jersey Chapter seeks nominations and applications for its annual Research Award to honor the best published research completed by a New Jersey Librarian.

The Award will be presented at the NJLA Annual Conference, April 1-2, 2003, at the Hilton in East Brunswick. All types of research published in 2002 will be considered, including books, journal articles, bibliographies, and electronic publications. A New Jersey Librarian must be the author or co-author. Doctoral dissertations and master's theses are not eligible; however, publications based on them will be considered. Seton Hall University Libraries will provide an honorarium to the winner. Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague. Please submit your letter of nomination and a copy of the publication by February 1, 2003 to the Research Committee chair-

Joanne Zangara
Chair, Research Committee
Roscoe L. West Library
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

Phone: 609.771-2429
Email: zangara@tcnj.edu

Email nominations are preferred. One copy of the publication must also be submitted to the Chair in hard copy or electronic format.

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Library Faculty Meeting, Nov. 8th

The next Library Faculty Meeting will be held:

Friday, November 8, 2002
Teleconference Lecture Hall
Scholarly Communication Center
Alexander Library
College Avenue Campus

8:45 a.m. Coffee/Networking 9:15 a.m. Meeting

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Raw Data

In the 2001-2002 academic year -

  • Over 15,900 PDF files for course documents were placed on electronic reserve, an increase of more than 33% over the previous year.
  • The Ask A Librarian service received 12,071 questions or requests, a 68.5% increase from the previous year. Despite the greatly increased volume, the service's answer rate also increased, from 86.3% to 87.4%
  • The four journals whose articles were most requested through Ingenta online document delivery were Quality of Life Research (17), Hydrological Processes (12), Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology (11), and Hydrobiologia (11).

Source: Public Services and Communications Annual Report, 2001-2002

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Post open: Music/Performing Arts Librarian

The Libraries seek an experienced, creative, and energetic professional to be the primary collection development, reference, instruction, and liaison librarian for Music and the Performing Arts on the New Brunswick campus. The successful candidate will work closely with outstanding librarians and with the distinguished teaching, research, and performance faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. For more information on this position (APP 159), please see this URL: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/hr/libpersonnel/libpersonnel.shtml

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Personnel Staff Changes


New Brunswick Libraries
  Yuhwei Ling, Library Assistant II, NBL
  Erika Moore, Library Assistant II, NBL
  William Puglisi, Administrative Assistant III, NBL
  Amy Vecchione, Library Supervisor II, NBL
  Paul Young, Library Assistant II, NBL
Technical & Automated Services
  Yang Yu, Systems Programmer/Administrator, TAS


New Brunswick Libraries
  Matthew Brown, Unit Computing Specialist, NBL
  Kumuthiny Sivarajan, Library Assistant II, NBL


Robeson Library
  Adrian Butler, Library Supervisor III, Robeson
Special Collections and University Archives
  David Kuzma, Library Associate II, SC & UA

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The Agenda Archive

Contributors for this issue were Mary Gerber, Penny Page, and Sandra Troy. Contributions for future issues of The Agenda should be sent to Harry Glazer, editor of The Agenda, at hglazer@rci.rutgers.edu.